Second prize: it's not The Planets, it's us, causes for a masterpiece | EUROtoday

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What is it about? How many occasions have we been shocked (or perhaps not so shocked) by this query when leaving the cinema. Or earlier than coming into into the matter of deciding whether or not to do it or not. The idiom offers a clue. We don't ask the place he's going or the place he's coming from and even why he's going someplace, which, truthfully, continues to be the necessary query. No, the query is why, which continues to be a slightly absurd and imprecise approach of not asking something. Isn't all of it about the identical factor? The solely factor that does appear decisive is that the factor goes, from the verb to go. Because cinema, that’s true, goes, just like the ship; It travels via time and in its rhythmic and fixed evolution so near the automobile meeting strains it succeeds, when it succeeds, in portraying the very nature of time. It shouldn’t be that it runs via time, slightly it’s time that runs via it and turns into current in it. That is, he goes and, that is what counts, we with him. The cinema goes and we go within the shared solitude that’s the cinema. And to date the digression, the digression that goes.

what’s it about Second prize, the movie so near the masterpiece Isaki Lacuesta and Pol Rodríguez not too long ago offered on the Malaga Festival? On paper, it’s (that’s, goes) the biography made into a movie (or, because the case could also be, 'biopic') of the group The planets. But not about Los Planetas generally from the Big Bang to the current day however way more particularly about every thing that occurred to the Granada rock group of the identical identify whereas they had been making their star album (let's name it that) Every week within the engine of a bus. While they had been doing it, it’s documented, they fought, they broke into two, and into three, and into 4; the bassist left; the drummer was misplaced; the guitarist turned much more misplaced, and the singer was not discovered. It shouldn’t be clear, neither is there documentation on this regard, that the singer in query has already discovered himself. Probably not. This is the primary speculation.

But it may be about one thing else. At the tip of the day, all tales, and much more so those who deal straight with a mythology as established, ritualized and in its personal silly approach as that which surrounds rock, are solely about themselves. What if heroin, what if good suicide, what if angels wearing black driving storms… It was James George Frazer, writer of 'The golden departmentthe one who sensed that, in the long run, all myths, whose operate is none apart from to clarify to us the inexplicable, find yourself being too comparable to one another to the purpose of sharing not a lot a standard cause as a mythological construction of process itself. . All myths converse of their very own delusion, the conclusion could be lyrical and reductionist to the purpose of ridiculousness. From this perspective, 'Second prize' It could be about nothing greater than herself, in regards to the meticulous development of a legend of rise, fall and redemption. Pure Christianity'yonqui‘. E ‘indie‘.

However, one thing escapes. The explanations appear too hasty and maybe every thing goes in a different way. Perhaps, judging by its eventful manufacturing with a number of modifications of route (there was a 3rd proposal after that of Jonás Trueba, unique director, and earlier than that of the administrators who at the moment are signing), rewriting from the foundation of the script and successive annoyances ( along with constants) of J (or Jota), which is the identify of the person who sings; Perhaps, we mentioned, the movie is about nothing greater than its have to survive, its personal existence as a movie and, briefly, the very that means of the narrative (all of it) as an train in salvation and, in impact, survival. Life can generally be tremendously darkish; unbearably darkish; darkish of pure darkness.

'Second prize' It strikes throughout the display screen with the fixed and mysterious rhythm that the moon does round its planet, our planet. And at occasions, he bursts right into a cry of recognition. It is an outdated generational cry and a brand new discovery. Everything directly. And all this with out giving up the required and shared expertise of the widespread. Built the opposite approach round 'The legend of time' –the outdated Camarón movie signed by Lacuesta–, the story doesn’t come to fulfill the digital camera as life itself does within the fortuitous second of filming, however it’s that life, transmuted into easy reality, which is summoned within the filming coven. It sounds super and it’s. How super are the works of the actors and musicians (and vice versa) Daniel Ibáñez, Cristalino, Mafo, Stéphanie Magnin and co. Yes, there’s something magical in the best way the songs already integrated into the reminiscence of many now forty-somethings emerge from the floor of the display screen as if for the primary time. And it’s like this, within the fixed feeling of mutual recognition, loss and reunion, the place the movie turns into sturdy. Indestructible, I’d say.

And if 'Second prize' (title, by the best way, of probably the most celebrated songs on the now traditional album) shouldn’t be about something however us? And that is already the final try. The reality is that there are few movies so clear, so adventurous, so clear of their fever, so hummable in every of their lyrics, so black when they need, so theirs, so everybody's. Isaki Lacuesta and Pol Rodríguez have given us a chunk of time. And that’s no small present. Personally, very grateful. It's not The Planets, it's us.

I'm starting to suspect that 'Second prize'it simply goes. Like the moon. And just like the ship, in fact.